Tag - Open Source

Can Open Source Software Save You From Vendor Lock-in?

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What is Vendor Lock-In?
When a company becomes too reliant upon a single vendor or solution, they can find themselves victims of vendor lock-in.
Vendor lock-in is a common problem for companies that use proprietary software, databases, or platforms. Issues arise when businesses find themselves unable to move to an alternative vendor without substantial expense or […]

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How to Create Your Own Repositories for Packages

How to Create Your Own Repositories for Packages

For Linux, the most common way to distribute software is binary packages in the rpm or deb format. Most packages are included in the official distribution repositories or 3rd party software repositories. Nevertheless, there are some cases where you need to install just a few standalone packages.   You might be able to use the […]

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Implementing a Database Center of Excellence

Database Center of Excellence

In your organization, who decides what database platform will be utilized for that new application being built?  For many groups, that decision is made by the Development Team while for others, it is the Database Team.  But, which is best equipped to make that decision?  As is usually the case, the answer lies in […]

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Open Source: What You Do Today Impacts Billions of People

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If you work in open source, we’re going to bet you may not know that what you do every day affects a billion people. Surprised? You shouldn’t be! In fact, that number is most likely even larger than that, given the popularity of open source software throughout industries across the globe.
Open source software and […]

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Percona XtraDB Cluster 8.0 (experimental release) : SST Improvements

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Starting with the experimental release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 8.0, we have made changes to the SST process to make the process more robust and easier to use.

mysqldump and rsync are no longer supported SST methods.
Support for mysqldump was deprecated starting with PXC 5.7 and has now been completely removed.
MySQL 8.0 introduced a new […]

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